Barn Quilts And The American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040494
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The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron takes us to twenty-five states as well as Canada to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn quilt artists, committee members, and barn owners, Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred and twenty driving trails. With more than eighty full-color photographs, Parron documents here a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.

Following The Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040699
Size: 73.41 MB
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Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted quilt squares in Adams County, Ohio. Since then, barn quilts have spread throughout forty-eight states and several Canadian provinces. In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her new love, Glen, their dog Gracie, and their converted bus Ruby, leave the stationary life behind. Suzi and Glen follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. With plentiful color photographs, this endearing hybrid of memoir and travelogue is for quilt lovers, Americana and folk art enthusiasts, or anyone up for a good story.

Quilt Block On American Barns

Author: Eleanor Burns
Publisher: Quilt in a Day.
ISBN: 9781891776403
Size: 68.61 MB
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"Diana created a warm, down-home country feeling with her choice of Kansas Trouble fabrics by Moda. Her quilt fulfills a drem of driving down country roads in America's heartland. It's perfect to snuggle under by the fireplace on a cold winter day"--Page 4 of cover.

Wisconsin Barn Quilts Coloring Book One

Author: Lettau
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523313020
Size: 47.89 MB
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A drive through Shawano County Wisconsin is very colorful today because more than 300 brillant "quilt blocks," called barn quilts are on display on barns throughout the county. The Shawano County Barn Quilt Project was started by Shawano writer/author Jim Leuenberger in 2010. In June 2010 Jim proposed the idea to local 4-H clubs as a possible club service project. Since then, several clubs have sponsored and painted barn quilts. And individuals have supported the project through sponsoring a quilt and/or having a quilt put on their barn. Shawano County now calls the county the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin, for good reason. I became interested in the project after seeing a barn quilt on my brother's barn and also because my grandfather settled in the area near Norrie, Wisconsin in 1892. I have always been interested in art so I put together two coloring books featuring barn quilts in Shawano County. A barn quilt is made by painting a pattern on two 4' by 8' sheets of 3/4 inch plywood and then mounting them on a barn to form an eight foot square. Two coats of primer are applied to both sides of the boards and the edges. After the pattern is drawn out, Frog (painters) tape is applied. Three coats of each color are applied, with each coat being allowed to dry overnight. After the quilt is finished it is allowed to dry for at least two weeks before it is put upon a barn. Shawano County now calls the county the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin, for good reason. I became interested in the project after seeing a barn quilt on my brother's barn and also because my grandfather settled in the area near Norrie, Wisconsin in 1892. I have always been interested in art so why not put together two coloring books featuring barn quilts in Shawano County. Take a tour of Shawano County and locate some of the barn quilts illustrated in books... Wisconsin Barn Quilts Book One and Wisconsin Barn Quilts Book Two. Five of my other coloring books...Geometric Designs Coloring Books One, Two, Three, Four and Five are also on Amazon. Coloring books are fun and good for stress!!

Barn Quilts

Author: Marian Parsons
Publisher: Majestic Expressions
ISBN: 9781424553976
Size: 38.88 MB
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Relax. Refresh. Renew. Life is full of demands. Appointments, deadlines, obligations, and constant digital chatter occupy every moment and build a mountain of unhealthy stress and tension. Research shows that coloring can be an effective stress reducer, but true rest and peace are found in God. Inspirational adult coloring books by Majestic Expressions incorporate these two ideas in one beautifully illustrated book. Inspired by the Barn Quilt popularity and many Barn Quilt Trails surfacing around the US, this coloring book features barn quilt patterns and pictures for you to color. It also includes Scriptures about the beauty of the earth, bounty, harvest, hard work, early morning, and creation. Color your own barn quilt and watch each picture come alive as you allow your creativity to flow freely, filling the intricate images with the beauty of color.

Quilting From Every Angle

Author: Nancy Purvis
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1632500884
Size: 66.36 MB
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Step-by-step instructions for 16 eye-catching designs! Get ready for a bold, graphic approach to quilting with Quilting from Every Angle! Half square triangles (HSTs) are a classic sewing technique at the foundation of a number of traditional quilt blocks. DIY Blogger Nancy Purvis explores what happens when you play with placement, scale, and color of HSTs to achieve bold designs. And she doesn't stop there! Quilting from Every Angle also includes techniques on Flying Geese blocks, Y-seams, paper-piecing, and more. Whether it's acute or obtuse, Nancy's covering all the angles with valuable tips and tricks to achieving precision points. You'll be seaming together finished works, including quilts, throws, and wall pieces that look like they came from trendy designer catalogs--all while mastering the art of angles!

Build A Barn No Pattern Construction

Author: Julie Sefton
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
ISBN: 9781604604115
Size: 29.12 MB
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Build your barn your way with Julie Sefton's passion and process. Be inspired by the texture, layers, shapes, and shades of aging, surviving barns. Detailed notes provide step-by-step instruction to design and create your pieced barn blocks. Additional notes show how to combine blocks to make your own seasonal sampler. Julie guides you through the free-piecing construction, layout, and quilting of your project.

Pennsylvania Quilt Barns

Author: R. Thomas Berner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781364312961
Size: 46.95 MB
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Photographs of quilt blocks on barns in Pennsylvania. Barns are the cathedrals of rural America and this book adds to that theme.

Elm Creek Quilts Eco Tote

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: C & T Pub
ISBN: 9781607057468
Size: 60.79 MB
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You can shop until you drop with this affordable tote featuring lovely details from quilts designed by Jennifer Chiaverini and featured in her book, Elm Creek Quilts. Roomy and beautiful, your tote holds everything you need for quilt class, grocery shopping, or even the gym. Everything inside will stay put with sturdy seam stitching, a secure zipper, and a wide, reinforced bottom panel for standing upright. A shoulder-length handle makes it easier to carry, plus it's green—made with 100% recycled polypropylene from discarded plastic water bottles!